Announce Extended US Dates in Support of New Album "Casting Shadows," Out Now on Ernest Jenning!
A mash up of British Invasion blues, guitar heroics and psychedelia that would bring a smile to Brian Jones' face- Rolling Stone
The Black Hollies have taken some major steps forward on Casting Shadows. - CMJ
Jersey City quartet the Black Hollies inhabit the space between the apex of mod and the dawn of psych-rock. - The Houston Press
The Black Hollies Live!
4.04.08 Brooklyn, NY Luna Lounge w/ Steve Wynn And Miracle 3
4.27.08 Boston,MA Middle East w/Nudity
4.29.08 Providence, RI AS220
5.1.08 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine
5.2.08 Montreal Casa del Popolo
5.3.08 Toronto Silver Dollar
5.4.08 Detroit, MI Bohemian National Home
5.5.08 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
5.6.08 Columbus, OH Cafe Bourbon Street
5.7.08 Chicago, IL The Empty Bottle
5.8.08 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
5.9.08 Madison, WI Hexagon
5.10.08 Iowa City, IO The Picador w.Dead Meadow
5.11.08 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
5.12.08 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
5.13.08 Lawrence, KS Replay Lounge
5.15.08 Denver, CO 3 Kings
5.16.08 Salt Lake City, UT Tiki Lounge
5.18.08 Seattle, WA Comet Tavern
5.19.08 Portland, OR East End
5.21.08 San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern
5.23.08 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
5.26.08 San Diego, CA Beauty Bar
5.30.08 Austin, TX Beerland
6.14.08 Jersey City, NY Hamilton Park Festival
6.19.08 New York, NY w/ The Go, Nouvellas
6.20.08 Cambridge, MA The Middle East w/ Lyres
6.21.08 Baltimore, MD Talking Head w/ The Go
+ more dates TBA!
August - September 2008 - Europe!
While it may seem like the members of The Black Hollies were all born about forty years too late, the Creative Outlaws-like proclivities of their music is something desperately needed to spark today’s generation of young musicians. Be they a chic shimmy or a modish strut, the overall trippy freakbeat terrain of The Black Hollies goes on a journey through time and encompasses all the glory days and scenes of psychedelic music, be it a human-be in at Golden Gate Park circa the Summer of Love, or a walk down London’s colorful Carnaby Street in the swinging '60s. But make no mistake, The Black Hollies aren’t a mere throwback band aping the past but instead a crew of forward thinking Jersey boys that are well schooled in the roots of music stemming from a time when rock and roll was molded into kaleidoscopic proportions and fused with cleaver pop hooks.
On their second album Casting Shadows, The Black Hollies take that sonic formula and push their ever growing impetus forward into an eclectic smorgasbord of reverb-drenched euphoria with a pure pop dexterity for a soiree-filled good time of a listen. While it will no doubt appeal to listeners with a fondness for legends like Cream, Syd-era Pink Floyd, and The Yardbirds, not to mention modern day psych-rock paladins such as the Black Lips and the Warlocks, Casting Shadows won’t only be one of their career pinnacles but will serve as something akin to nouvelle vague revival on psychedelic-rock and indie pop as a whole. Check your watch. 2008 is The Black Hollies' time!
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Some acts are content to find a style and stick with it. The Black Hollies are more interested in progress. When the band convened in 2005 to record their debut, Crimson Reflections, it was something of an experiment, mixing 60's soul and pop structures with rave-up rock results. Now, after wide acclaim and a practice regiment that has left their jaw-dropping live shows tighter than a pegged pant leg, they've reached a little further into space, introduced a wonderfully psychedelic element to their sound, and come out on the other side with Casting Shadows, a powerful rock album full of unforgettable nuggets.
Led by songwriter, vocalist and bassist Justin Angelo Morey, this crew of NY/NJ natives and lifelong friends also includes fellow Rye Coalition alums Herb Wiley V and Jon Gonnelli on dueling interstellar guitars, and the freak-beat drumming of Scott Bolasci (who has since been replaced on the live circuit by the seemingly 8-armed wonder Nick Ferrante). Together, the quartet meld classic rock touchstones with a disparate amount of influences and ideas, Wiley is featured on electric sitar for a number of tracks, and the record features the drones of an Indian noisebox called the ragini throughout. From the opening ghostly blast of "Whispers In The Forest", careening through the perfectly realized gem "Paisley Pattern Ground" and the mind twisting changes of "Bruised Tangerines" and finally settling into the soothing cool-down of "Patient Sparrow", Casting Shadows is an album in a time when folks have started to forget about the beauty of a cohesive record.
Garnering massive accolades over their East Coast adventures and unforgettable performances at both SXSW and CMJ as well as hometown freakouts alongside everyone from Ted Leo and Joan Jett, to Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las and Blue Cheer, to The Fleshtones and The Woggles, The Black Hollies continue to win over any crowd with a mix of straight skill and total sincerity. They'll be on the road throughout 2008 and you can rest assured that if you catch them once, you won't be able to shake it.
Casting Shadows Tracklisting:
1. Whispers Beneath The Willows
2. Paisley Pattern Ground
3. Under A Winter's Spell
4. The Autumn Chateau
5. Hamilton Park Ballerina
6. Bruised Tangerines
7. That Little Girl
8. If You Won't Let Go
9. Running Through My Mind
10. Patient Sparrow
* Also be on the lookout for the new 45 featuring album track "Paisley Pattern Ground," paired with the exclusive b-side "Hold Tight (Go Out Of Your Mind)." The 45 is the first in Dead Flowers' new jukebox series available on April 8th.
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